2012 NFL Draft - Pick 19: Shea McClellin, DE, Chicago Bears

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2012 @ 19:22:41 PDT


Shea McClellin, DE, Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears selected Boise State defensive end Shea McClellin with the 19th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: This pick is a bit of a head scratcher, and it has nothing to do with McClellin's talent. The Bears run a 4-3 defense, and the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder is a tad undersized to play end. He should be a 3-4 rush linebacker, but Love Smith's Tampa 2 base provides the opportunity to use a smaller defensive end opposite Julius Peppers. McClellin will probably be a rotational player to start his career.

His fantasy football value in IDP leagues is very limited in 2012, and the Bears' defense remains a reasonable fantasy team unit.

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Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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